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Ofsted – Children and young people in Gloucestershire are doing well

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The recent Ofsted inspection of services for children and young people shows that Gloucestershire is on the right track.  The multi-agency inspection, known as the Joint Area Review, confirms that children and young people in Gloucestershire are doing well and the organisations that support them are working together effectively.

This is the first year that Gloucestershire has had a Joint Area Review (known as a JAR). The agencies being inspected included Gloucestershire PCT and NHS Trusts, the Police, Learning & Skills Council, Connexions, voluntary and community organisations, district and county councils.
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Go the extra mile for charity at Bourton

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Cotswold Leisure Bourton will do its bit for charity next month when it hosts the Sainsbury’s Sport Relief Mile.

Manager Jo Whitfield is calling runners of all abilities to come along to centre, in Station Road, to take part in a sponsored one, three or six-mile charity run on Sunday March 16th.

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Grants given out by Cotswold District Council to help with future emergency planning

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Cotswold District Council has handed out almost £30,000 this week to help towns and parishes to be better prepared for future emergencies.

Six towns around the District were awarded resilience grants at a meeting of Council Leader Cllr Lynden Stowe, Portfolio holder for Safe & Strong Communities Cllr Clive Bennett and Portfolio holder for the Environment Cllr Mark Tufnell.
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The Cotswolds is not a Dumping Ground

Features, Places by Tony No Comments »

The announcement that the Cotswold District Council Planning Committee had voted unanimously to refuse the application at the Sunhill site, near Poulton, Fairford, Gloucestershire, for processing mixed food and green waste has delighted Cotswold MP Geoffrey Clifton-Brown.
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Cotswold leisure centre to re-open with weekend of fun

Events, Places by Adam No Comments »

Cotswold Leisure, Cirencester is ready to re-open its doors with an open weekend of fun activities for all the family on Saturday 1st and Sunday 2nd March.

The Centre was forced to close when its plant room was extensively damaged by 70,000 gallons of flood water after the unprecedented rainfall which hit Gloucestershire in July last year.
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Tender tale of love at the Corinium Museum next month

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A poignant film charting an elderly couple’s fight with Alzheimer’s is the subject of the next screening of the Rural Cinema in Cirencester next month.
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Time Travel Kids go free on the GWR throughout March

Features, Places by Tony No Comments »

The Gloucestershire Warwickshire Railway (GWR), which operates steam and diesel trains between Toddington and Cheltenham Racecourse, kicks off its 2008 season on 1st March with an offer most youngsters would find hard to refuse – they can travel free!

But there’s a catch! To get a free ticket, they must bring a fare-paying adult or senior citizen! The offer is valid on every train running during March, including Easter. Read the rest of this entry »

Ebrington and District Gardening Club – Annual Spring Show

Events, Features, Places by Tony No Comments »

Saturday 5th April Ebrington Village Hall – Entries staged from 09.00 – Public Viewing from 14.30

A true village show to celebrate the arrival of Spring and to show off the colours and freshness of spring flowers. Read the rest of this entry »

The Hidden Secrets of Shipston – Edward Sheldon Wine Cellar Tours

Events, Features, Places by Tony No Comments »

Saturday 15th March @ 14.00 Edward Sheldon Ltd, 6 New Street, Shipston-on-Stour

Following on from their very successful Open Day last year Edward Sheldon Ltd are launching their first official wine cellar tour at their premises in Shipston-on-Stour. Edward Sheldon are old established Wine Merchants and have been trading in the historic market town of Shipston since 1842. Read the rest of this entry »

Shaping the future of Cirencester town centre

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A major project aimed at transforming Cirencester during the 21st Century has reached an important stage with the publication by Cotswold District Council of a draft Supplementary Planning Document (SPD) for the town centre.

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